Hair detox is real and it is the key to gorgeous, shiny and healthy locks. Regular shampooing only removes dirt and oil from your hair and the surface of the scalp. A deep detoxing treatment helps get rid of suffocating product build up that slows down hair growth. Monsoons are a testing time for your hair, and it needs regular detoxifying and hydrating treatments to stay healthy. Here’s how you can do it...
An oil-based scalp massage is essential for healthy hair growth and to get rid of toxins. However, the frequency of these scalp massages depend on your scalp and hair type. Those with dry hair and scalp should do if more often and those with naturally oily scalp should do it once or twice in 15 days. You can use warm oil for this massage to get maximum benefits and wrap your hair in a warm towel to get a spa-like experience.
A clarifying rinse quickly removes toxins from the scalp bed and gives you shiny and lustrous hair. It is particularly beneficial for those with oily hair or if you live in areas that have hard water. You can prepare this by mixing one tablespoon of lime juice, a cup of water and five drops of lavender essential oil. Stir them well and pour over hair, massage lightly and let it sit for about five minutes. Lastly wash with plain water.
The chemical treatments, hair colouring and use of hair styling products not only damage your hair but some chemicals can also settle on the scalp and prevent hair growth. A detox mask can remove this build-up of chemicals through light exfoliation and promote hair growth. One of the most effective and easy ways to do this is by mixing half a cup of brewed green tea, half a cup of apple cider vinegar and a three quarter cup of Bentonite clay. Once you have a smooth and creamy mixture, apply to the roots on wet hair. Apply evenly all over and leave up to 20 minutes before washing with warm water.
Now that the detoxification process is over it is essential to put the hydration back into your hair to avoid dryness. You can simply use some aloe vera gel or apply a readily available hair mask brought from the store to lock in moisture into your hair. Only apply this to the hair shaft to prevent product build up.